Disney's Vertical Integration Case Study

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Disney pursues vertical integration by increasing its distribution channels for its products in house. This allows Disney to not only have control over the entire product my beginning to end consumer, but it also allows for Disney to increase its profits by cutting costs. An example of this in the case is that Disney creates its own content in-house for its channels like ABC. When Disney first acquired ABC, ABC had deals with Dreamworks, which was a rival company created by a former Disney employee, to finance jointly the cost of developing new TV shows. For Disney, this deal made no sense for them once they purchased ABC because Disney has their own production studio. By keeping production of new television shows within the company, there

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